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DescriptionEarly draft documents concerning the establishment of the bank:

Prospectus, 26 July 1837.

Prospectus, 17 January 1839.
Available to download (c.7MB):

Regulations and conditions, c 1839.

Four drafts of a letter to Sir Howard Douglas, the Lord High Commissioner, advising against the appointment of a Government official to supervise the administration of the bank, 11 February 1839.

Draft of an unsigned agreement of unnamed individuals to become shareholders in the bank, c 1837.

Regulations and by-laws for submission to the Senate of the United States of the Ionian Islands, 15 February 1839.
Available to download (c.17MB):

Resolution of the Senate of the United States of the Ionian Islands that the bank be established, Corfu 23 October 1839, plus draft version.
The resolution is available to download (c.1MB):

Draft bond of indemnity, deed, c 1839.

Draft bond of indemnity, deed, 29 January 1840.

Draft power of attorney to execute the deed of settlement, deed, 1840.

Draft summary of the deed of settlement of the Ionian Bank, deed, 29 September 1840.

Draft case paper concerning the negotiating of the terms of a Charter with the Greek Government, c 1839.

Memorial for Sir Howard Douglas concerning the Ionian Bank on his departure from Corfu in June 1841.
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Copy of Sir Howard Douglas' minute, 9 May 1842.

Copy of a letter from Charles Trevelyan (later Sir), Secretary of the Treasury concerning the British Charter granted to the bank, with accompanying letter from William Kettlewell, 20 July 1842.

List of documents concerning the foundation of the bank compiled for Falconer Larkworthy, 4 January 1906.
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